The Suspension system of your snowmobile is an important part of the setup for the medium and advanced snowmobile riders. It can change the entire feeling of the machine. The correct suspension can make your sled far more predictable and can make them approach any terrain with ease.
Most of the snowmobiles incorporate a suspension system having at least four shocks. The ride height or the possible load your sled can carry is managed by these shocks. The ride height can be adjusted based on the requirement. There are mainly three types of shocks. They are air shocks, nitrogen filled shocks and coil shocks. Most of the present sleds come with these high quality shocks as part of the suspension system, that can be adjusted as per the need for make the sled more efficient. You can also try from a wide range of aftermarket options of these shocks. The market is flooded with a wide variety of aftermarket shocks which can offer you more customized and design features to choose from when compared the OEM counterparts. Their availability is also not an issue. So you can always watch out for these aftermarket options when planning to customize your sled or replace the suspension system.
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Raptor Shocks is the leader in aftermarket suspension products. Their suspension components are machined to match the specifications and the tolerance levels. They offer suspension parts for snowmobile brands like Ski-Doo, Polaris, Arctic Cat and Yamaha. They use their kinetic series which is an internal bypass technology in combination with their new Anti Pack Valve piston design for providing the required amount of control.
The Raptor ACE Rear set of piggyback style includes front track shocks. The Kinetic Internal Bupass Technology provides better compression and rebounding adjustment.The Advance Coilover Engineering design replaces the conventional torsion spring technology. The rear pivot is constructed with the high strength and durable billet aluminum. The coilover rear track shock packages with custom valving and spring combinations make this a really efficient performer. The rear torque arm is fabricated with Chromoly 4130 tubing which is lightweight and at the same time has excellent strength features. They offer good performance and predictability in the rough trails.
KIMPEX Suspension Shocks
KIMPEX, who are one of the front runners in the aftermarket goods also offer suspension shocks. It fits the Polaris snowmobile models and is of gas type. It is a direct OEM replacement product which offers maximized comfort in the rough terrains.
Zbroz Racing offers high class models of suspension products to make your snowmobiling experience worthy. They exceed the OEM counterparts in terms of durability, weight and performance.
Zbroz XO Exit Center Shock is compatible with the Ski-Doo Gen 4 Summit 850(2017-2022) models. It is a coilover gas shock, which offer more control, comfort and stability in your ride. The coilover spring will deliver smooth ride on the trails with aggressiveness enough to handle the jumps and drops. Made from billet aluminum, they are hard anodized on all surfaces which offer extreme wear resistance.
Zbroz Racing also offers full service to these Exit Shocks.
The FOX internal bypass technology use internal spiral grooves in the shock’s ride zone to improve the bump comfort. They have also introduced lightweight shock springs for the Polaris models with weight of about 0.78lbs, almost 49 percentage reduction in weight compared to the earlier 2020 model
The FOX 1.5 ZERO Quick Switch (QS) coil shocks make use of the advanced mountain sled suspension technology which makes them lightweight. You can ride harder in the backcountry without compromising the durability of the system. You can experience an advanced control of the sled on top of the snow with the lightweight shocks.
Based on the conditions, the FOX’s Quick Switch technology can make you adjust the compression and rebound damping with ease. There are three simple position adjustments, so that you don’t have to count the clicks. You can focus on the ride and enjoy the moment.
These coil-sprung mountain shocks are designed with two primary objectives: weight reduction and ride performance without compromising the comfortability The FOX 1.5 ZERO coil-sprung shocks are optimized through material reduction without sacrificing the quality of the ride or the integrity of the structure. The coil springs were redesigned in such a way that they retain the same spring rate with fewer coils. They are also built from a lighter steel alloy. Whatever be the temperature fluctuations, the shocks are designed to maintain a linear feel, thereby making the sled setup quick and simple. So, we have the new coils which actually result in a spring with the same performance but almost half the weight of the predecessors in the field.
The damping technology used in FOX 1.5 Zero Quick Switch Coil Shock is position sensitive. The technology actually has its origins in desert truck racing and is now applied to the Factory Race Series coil-sprung shocks. Spiral grooves are present inside the shock which allow the oil to flow around the main piston, thereby reducing the damping force in the ride zone. This enhances your riding activity by giving a plush feel. During the final 30% of the travel, the bypass grooves terminate which forces the oil to only flow through the main piston. This provides a significant increase of bottom-out resistance. As a result, the hard hit if any is kind of cushioned. Thus, you can maximize the power-to-weight ratio of your sled by grabbing your hands on the FOX’s new mountain shocks which are lightweight and durable.
SP1 Gas Suspension Shock
Gas Suspension Shock by SP1 is a high class product made in accordance with the industry standards. They offer everlasting reliability and value. They are made from high quality material with advanced equipments. Each SP1 product is specially designed to work the same way or the better way as its OEM counterpart. They offer 1year to 15 months warranty for their products.